Educational change and the secondary school music curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Routledge studies in music education , Abgingdon, Oxon; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, United Kingdom ; United States, p.xv, 185 pages; illustrations (2018)




music--instruction and study--New Zealand; Educational change--New Zealand; Education, secondary--Curricula--New Zealand


<p><em>Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand</em> provides a fascinating case study in educational change. The music curriculum has been greatly affected by deep cultural and economic forces such as the growth of popular music's importance in young people's lives, by demands for inclusive and multicultural education, and not least by advances in technology that promise to invigorate all aspects of teaching and learning. This book brings together the work of a number of leading music education scholars and teachers from Aotearoa/New Zealand to both explore these issues and to share case studies of practice: both the positive changes and the unintended consequences. Each chapter focuses on a current issue in music education and the final chapter contains responses from a number of practitioners to the issues raised by the authors, drawing together the practical and theoretical dimensions of the book. [publishers blurb]</p>